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File: IQA

Location of IQA and Associated Malware

Check whether IQA is present in the following locations:

IQA file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\IQA

If you find IQA file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The IQA file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of IQA File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3494BC3C410519561CB322DAC45BA1182EC9Sep 25, 2015
336056AD69B85C10C406D4CF481C7CB04796Oct 6, 2015
34182618AC3C784E5DFDE7692E4BCE0DC390Nov 2, 2015
336685B2E92720E5921659B97DF29C07B4DFNov 25, 2015
3402D4822C81CAAA4EB483356884E2A6C470Dec 11, 2015
3412C03BD09C11F8D31DD57D53CFCA0CBFF0Dec 21, 2015
33882E74E448DD7CC478C953DCCCD11D23AADec 22, 2015
33644F9A31EEAFA4313890B7B57D8B2D8927Jan 2, 2016
34163BECA64194AAD8571A32A23BC3BA3B8DJan 22, 2016
33666B3966476F6952EBBDC0B12B29C1704CJan 27, 2016
339051C75B7442B6E334D4913129221E4152Apr 11, 2016
33663935BFCFD314BA81F598BFDAEC5310B0Apr 30, 2016
3384AF872F69297437DEB5590E8389FD992CApr 30, 2016
2522144D17952B46B25F30A2B2B5B30E84D1May 4, 2016
338085E46FAE3DE2088641A540D497D4C91EMay 22, 2016
25185C1BF27ED5B6922EC059E7364EC0FB3FJun 1, 2016
35180CC3608981B87FE1BF4ECE89C2CFC84FJun 1, 2016
33722D0C469979CC3C88777E220B84E76383Jul 2, 2016
3372177633D305D661BF96CCF0DE5814E0BBAug 11, 2016
33809693759B757AF60A38381B2B16CC2902Oct 11, 2016
33661986F8FE7B1E986FF433D1FC6E8F19A7Dec 5, 2016
3372E3923DD10FC4AD8CFC4B1755BB4C1A74Dec 30, 2016
3382C616C4567CC7E23906525DB16E8301C0Jan 19, 2017
33907AC1F6240FAEF23546DBF62E01DD06FFApr 11, 2017
33843BBAAD3631CEE56E55F9D55A8DF25246Jun 3, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove IQA^

  1. To enable deleting the IQA file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select IQA and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of IQA and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of IQA and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of IQA will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of IQA will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a IQA malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type IQA. The name of the first found registry value referencing IQA is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to IQA, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of IQA and Associated Malware.